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Look, no fog!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2018 by lilybug1960

Look, no fog!
 
Our view for the past few days has been a wall of clouds and fog. The town of Jasper below hasn’t been visible much or at least for very long. When I woke up yesterday morning, I couldn’t see The 3 Chairs. As I was working on the computer I noticed it starting to clear a little. Within a 10 minute period the clouds and fog lifted and this was the scene that welcomed me. I’m off for a local adventure this morning with my camera and a good friend, and look forward to posting some of the images over the next few days.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M100 mirrorless camera, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/400th of a second, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional
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Approaching the Solstice

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2018 by lilybug1960

Approaching the Solstice.
 
The Winter Solstice is December 21 and I would love to say that “The 3 Chairs” will line up perfectly with the Sun directly ahead of them, but unless things have changed from previous years, it will still be off to the side of our view a little. Last night was the first real night we had super clear skies during sunset and I wanted to take advantage of the scene. This morning is a chilly one here in Bear Woods, 13.3 degrees with the windchill, 19 without. I have had the wood stove going non-stop for a few days and there is something special about hearing the wood crackle as I sit at my desk. It is actually beginning to feel like the Christmas season. We have already had our first snowfall, albeit minor and actually more ice than snow, but a nice dusting would be pretty in a couple weeks.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M6, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography

All the leaves are gone…almost…

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2018 by lilybug1960

All the leaves are gone…almost…
 
As the sun rose yesterday to light the skies, there was an eerie pink fog that covered the landscape. With the vast majority of the leaves already off the trees, it was interesting to see “pink” in all directions of the sky. After it lightened up enough I decided it was time to get the leaves off of the porch and from out front. I got out the leaf blower and cleared the porch, then the driveway. Our driveway is about 300 feet long and when I got back to the porch, it looked as if I never cleared it. Oh well, I guess I will have to wait until spring to clear the leaves…
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M6 mirrorless camera, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography

When does Fall become Fell?

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2018 by lilybug1960

When does Fall become Fell?
 
There are so many thoughts this morning running through my head. Some of those thoughts normal, some odd. One of my closest friend’s dog crossed the Rainbow Bridge last night. She was a sweet dog and when I visited became my best friend as long as I was there. These folks are some of the best people I have ever known and I know their pain.
 
Today is Veteran’s Day in the USA. Originally known as Armistice Day, celebrating the end of World War I, it was renamed as Veteran’s Day in 1954. It is a day to recognize those who served in the Armed Forces in America. Often the holiday is confused, by some, with Memorial Day, which recognizes Serviceman who died during service to our country. People often will come up to me, and others, and thank us for our service. It is great to hear someone recognizes the efforts and potential sacrifice a Veteran could make. I watched a video of Dan Crenshaw accepting an apology from one of the cast members of SNL and he said something I couldn’t agree with more. He said, get to know a Veteran, say to them, “Never Forget”. He said it lets them know you are there with them whether they are here or away, you won’t forget those who died and those who serve. Deployments as a Serviceman can be tough as you are so far removed from everything that is familiar and from friends and family. Tell them “Never Forget” so they know their sacrifices are appreciated. Think about the loneliness of some 17 year old kid on an island in Pacific Ocean in World War II not knowing if he would ever see his family again. Think of the guilt they felt wondering why they were one of the lucky ones who made it home. Those thoughts run through the mind of everyone who has ever served. Let them know you will “Never Forget”
 
Lastly, on a much lighter note, when does Fall become Fell? The leaves are rapidly losing their grip on the branches they have called home for the last few months. Their color has mostly faded to brown and they are decorating the ground. They will provide so much life for the things around them as they decay and they will be the life that appears next spring from the trees and plants. I know technically the end of Fall is Winter, but I think we should also have a season for the in between season. We should call it Fell.
 
“Never Forget” We are all in this together.
 
The 3 Chairs at sunrise, Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Sony a6300, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

A Fall Sunrise

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2018 by lilybug1960

A Fall Sunrise.
 
Yesterday was a perfect fall sunrise except the temperatures were still a little warm. I will be so much happier once we get some cooler mornings to get the fall colors started. It has been a little while since I posted a nice photo of our “The 3 Chairs”, but with a splash of color I couldn’t resist.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M6 Mirrorless Camera, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/25th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsWildlifeSanctuary, #The3Chairs

A Sunrise and Reflections

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2018 by lilybug1960

A Sunrise and Reflections.
 
As I wake up this morning, much like 17 years ago, I start my normal routine. I make coffee, sit at my computer, check my emails, and listen to the news in the background. It was a normal day. It was crisp and clear outside. Back then we lived in Marietta and the TV was off to the left of my desk. I remember looking over and them breaking to a scene where smoke was coming out of one of the World Trade Center Towers. The commentary was they weren’t sure what had hit it, either a plane touring NYC, or possibly a commercial airliner. I thought to myself, how could a pilot not see the tower? There isn’t a cloud in the sky. Then a little later I watched as another plane struck the other tower. It was then I realized what was happening. I woke Evelyn and Eric up and together we watched knowing our lives would be changed forever. How we lived our lives would never be the same. The lives of over 3,000 people ended that day, but much like myself, woke up just starting their day with their normal routines.
 
Today and everyday, say a prayer, think about those who lost their lives, simply waking up, getting ready to work, doing their jobs, simply living what they had hoped would be a normal day. Take a moment to reflect on how our lives have changed over these 17 years, and be thankful for each and every sunrise and sunset. Live, Love, and make a difference.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M6, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/8th of a second, Sirui W2204X tripod and K20 head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronUSAMagazine, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiImaging, #SiruiProfessional, #The3Chairs

“Thick as Pea Soup”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2018 by lilybug1960

“Thick as Pea Soup”
 
Often heavy fog is referred to as being “thick as Pea Soup”, well at least where I come from. I’m sure there are many other comparisons in other areas, but this is the one that I know of anyhow. I believe it must refer to the notion that Pea Soup is so thick, you can’t see the bottom of the bowl. What this really means is it is going to be tough to do any birding this morning with visibility so shallow. I did go out this morning and watched the “usual suspects” come in, which is still 10 or so different birds. I’ll try again later, but they think it may be a “frog strangler” later today. Oh that’s what we folks in the south call a heavy rain. In case you were curious, when I have Pea Soup, I really like to crush a bunch of Saltines and put them in the soup, making it even thicker.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M6 mirrorless camera, Manual Exposure mode, f6.3, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, Sirui W2204 waterproof tripod and K20 head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiImaging, #SiruiProfessional